Dear Colleagues:

Here are some resources you can use…


Research Reports/Other Learning Content: 

Children and Families in Trouble: Census Data Show Declining Health Coverage and Enduring Poverty

The number of people with health insurance coverage declined for the first time since 2009, reversing the trend of gains in coverage since the Affordable Care Act was passed. Also, among children, 425,000 more were uninsured in 2018 versus 2017, reversing the trend toward greater coverage. This brief summarizes key findings from a Census report that presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2019 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC).

Click here to access the brief. Click here to access the Census report.  


Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems

This course from Opportunity Insights, taught by Raj Chetty and Greg Bruich from Harvard University, provides learning materials introducing applied economics. The course was originally taught at the university and increased gender diversity, as 49% of the students were women. One part of Opportunity Insights’ mission is to train the next generation of researchers and policy leaders on methods to study and improve economic opportunity and other related social problems.

Click here to access the course.


Webinars/Event Opportunities: 

Examining Power Dynamics to Advance Systems Change Monday, September 16, 2019 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT 

This upcoming webinar discussing Power Dynamics in Systems Change with FSG and New Profit, takes a deep dive into one of the most critical systems change components – Power Dynamics, and the unique role they play in systems change efforts. During this discussion, there will be an opportunity to hear from four featured speakers and social change leaders who will share how power impacts their work and how they navigate power structures to achieve goals. Click Here to Register

Framing 2Gen Approaches to Supporting Families, September 16, 2019

4:00PM EDT

Analysts at the FrameWorks Institute provide a recommendation for major frame shift from a service delivery to a broader narrative about human development, and specific ways to execute that shift. This webinar unpacks why 2Gen ideas can be challenging to communicate, what reframing needs to accomplish, and talking points that can help.

Click Here to Register


Funding/Collaboration Opportunities:

 Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy

The new Colorado Rural Rental Housing Preservation Academy offered by Enterprise Community Partners, Colorado Health Foundation, and Fannie Mae, is a series of free trainings and peer learning sessions designed to help rural housing providers acquire and/or preserve USDA Rural Development, HUD, LIHTC, and other restricted rental housing in rural Colorado. This Academy will be open to existing owner/operators interested in preserving rental assistance in their properties, or parties interested in acquisition for the purpose of preservation of RA and the affordability of the units. Nonprofit participants and housing authorities will be awarded one-on-one technical assistance to support their efforts for preservation as well as travel stipends to participate in the Academy sessions. The Academy begins April 2020.

Applications Due: October 1, 2019

View pre-application webinar and more information here.